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US announces visa ban on Nigerians undermining democracy

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The USA authorities has introduced a visa ban on Nigerians accused of undermining democracy. 

 

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 US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, who disclosed this in a press release on Wednesday, January 25, stated whereas the names of the these affected by the ban will not be revealed, it’s nevertheless, a part of the motion to advance democracy and sort out corruption in Nigeria.

 

Blinken additionally stated some relations of these barred from the US can also be subjected to the identical restriction.

 

The assertion learn; 

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”We’re dedicated to supporting and advancing democracy in Nigeria and around the globe. Right this moment, I’m saying visa restrictions on particular people in Nigeria for undermining the democratic course of in a current Nigerian election.

‘’Beneath Part 212(a)(3)C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, these people shall be discovered ineligible for visas to america underneath a coverage to limit visas of these believed to be chargeable for, or complicit in, undermining democracy in Nigeria.

‘’Sure relations of such individuals can also be topic to those restrictions. Extra individuals who undermine the democratic course of in Nigeria—together with within the lead-up to, throughout, and following Nigeria’s 2023 elections—could also be discovered ineligible for U.S. visas underneath this coverage.’

‘’The visa restrictions introduced right this moment are particular to sure people and are usually not directed on the Nigerian individuals or the Authorities of Nigeria. The choice to impose visa restrictions displays the dedication of america to help Nigerian aspirations to fight corruption and strengthen democracy and the rule of regulation.”

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